Miyahara triumphs in short program at Four Continents

Feb 18, 2016

Miyahara triumphs in short program at Four Continents

Satoko Miyahara scored a personal-high 72.48 points in the short program on Thursday in the opening day of the Four Continents Championships. The 17-year-old Miyahara, runner-up the last two years and also at December’s Grand Prix Final, skated lightly at Taipei Arena to “Firedance” ...

Mao to skip Four Continents

Jan 15, 2016

Mao to skip Four Continents

Three-time world champion Mao Asada has pulled out of February’s Four Continents Championships, the Japan Skating Federation announced Friday. Mao, who is completing her first season since sitting out the 2014-2015 season, will skip the event in Taipei in order to focus on the ...

Nov 14, 2015

ISU postpones Trophee Bompard after Paris terror attack

The International Skating Union has postponed the Trophee Eric Bompard, the fourth event of the Grand Prix Series, on Saturday in reaction to the deadly terror attack in Paris overnight. Japan’s reigning junior world champion Shoma Uno, 17, topped the men’s short program on ...

Uno takes lead at Trophee Bompard

Nov 14, 2015

Uno takes lead at Trophee Bompard

Teenager Shoma Uno and American Gracie Gold grabbed the leads at the Trophee Bompard on Friday night, while Russian world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Canadian star Patrick Chan both struggled. Uno, the reigning world junior champion, also scored a personal best 89.56 points with ...

Murakami leads; Hanyu stumbles

Oct 31, 2015

Murakami leads; Hanyu stumbles

Daisuke Murakami grabbed a narrow lead Friday in the men’s competition at Skate Canada to upstage the Olympic rematch of Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan at the ISU Grand Prix event. Murakami earned 80.88 points for his opening short program, with Canada’s Chan well ...

Miyahara earns silver at worlds

Mar 28, 2015

Miyahara earns silver at worlds

Satoko Miyahara skated the free program of her life on Saturday to win the women’s silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships. Miyahara, who turned 17 on Thursday, earned a career-high 126.58 points to finish fourth in the free program, but her total ...